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How To Gt Rid Of A Hematoma After A Hysterectomy
What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...Read more
Not likely: One yr after hysterectomy a hematoma should have resolved, but may have formed into a cyst. There may also form scar tissue. Rarely an abscess will form. All of these can be the source of continued pain. An ultrasound is probably the best and easiest and cheapest way to visualize, although it probably would not "see" scar tissue or adhesions. ...Read more
Blood + bacteria: These are among the most common complications after hysterectomy. Cellulitis probably occurs (mild) after most hysterectomies. Abscess is reported at +/-5% of cases, but most see it less frequently in the real world. Usually no avoidable cause is found (other than avoiding surgery). Most important is prompt diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is sometimes needed for women who have their ovaries removed during hysterectomy. Once the primary source of estrogen (ovaries) is removed from the body, many women experience hot flashes. Hrt can be given in the form of pills or patches. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: Foul smelling vaginal discharge usually means infection. The most common is bacterial vaginosis, i.e. overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. However, a post-operative infection also is possible, especially if your hysterectomy was done through the vagina. Contact the doctor who did the hysterectomy ASAP. ...Read more
Queefing: First and foremost, queefing is totally normal and is definitely not farting out of your vagina. It's not even air coming from inside your body, it just means air from outside got into your vagina and is being pushed back out. There is not enough time or space to explain further here. If you need to discuss it further, see your surgeon or I invite you to a virtual consult. Dr G ...Read more
You cannot: Scars can be improved in some cases but not removed in most cases. Surgery is the most common way to improve a scar but other treatments such as laser treatments, dermabrasion, silicone sheeting, and creams for hyperpigmentation can help as can scar treatments such as Mederma and scar medic. ...Read more
Why is it bad to go through early menapause? Why is it important to take estrogen after a complete hysterectomy to prevent early menapause?
Early Menopause: When the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, some degenerative processes start, such as bone loss leading eventually to osteoporosis, and changes in cholesterol that can increase risk of heart disease, and cognitive decline. If menopause is early, these processes start up sooner. Hormone replacement delays the process. ...Read more
Will I gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean I will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery? .
That: That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid if narcotic itch? I have dilaudid from hysterectomy surgery and itch is keeping me awake
Can a woman after having a full hysterectomy take other hormone medicine besides taking viovelli patches and how can I get rid of the weight gain.
Should I get a hysterectomy to prevent any more HPV outbreaks? I do not want any more HPV drama and it has made me very depressed. I am 24 yr old
No hysterectomy: Consult with your gynecologist & seriously consider counseling with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Hysterectomy does not cure HPV which can affect more than your uterus. Sympathies for your HPV problems which are making you depressed but both problems need to be addressed. Good Luck ...Read more
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